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How to stop a dry throat?

How to stop a dry throat?

Cough drops: Cough drops work well while you are on medications that dry you up. If not better go see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Wat causes of dry throat?or blockage of throat?

Wat causes of dry throat?or blockage of throat?

GERD: There are two types of acid reflux: 1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when acid refluxes from the stomach to the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, chest bloating, and regurgitation

2) Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is when acid refluxes from the esophagus to the throat. Symptoms include cough, throat fullness, voice change, and feeling like you have to gulp twice to swallow. ...Read more

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Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Dr Eval: It may irritate the throat. Please see your physician for help with your acid reflux. In the meantime gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day may help to soothe your discomfort. ...Read more

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What would cause a dry throat even with drinking plenty of water?

What would cause a dry throat even with drinking plenty of water?

Dry: Need more info to get to an accurate diagnosis. Zyrtec (cetirizine) can dry your throat. But so could other conditions that cause dry eye and dry mouth. ...Read more

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I have dry throat and constant urination. What could the symptoms mean?

I have dry throat and constant urination. What could the symptoms mean?

Med eval.: Dry mouth? & increased urination. Are you dehydrated? When was the last time you had a fasting blood sugar drawn? If this is a chronic problem, please see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Whatever works: The best way is to try it. Do note that at your age, mouth-breathing may be the cause often from nasal congestion. If this is the case, then eliminating the nasal congestion would be the best solution. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always get a dry throat every time I drink bottled water?

Why is it that i always get a dry throat every time I drink bottled water?

Plastic: That is an interesting observation. I cannot think of any specific reason. Perhaps, you have a sensitivity to plastic. It is controversial, but it is suspected that plastic chemicals can dissolve into bottled beverages in some instances-heat exposure, for example. But in general this type of bottling is deemed safe. I can't think of any glass bottles for the sale of water, but you could try that. ...Read more

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I have big patches and granules on posterior pharynx. No pain. Dry throat.

I have big patches and granules on posterior pharynx. No pain. Dry throat.

Tonsil stones?: 32 yo male with dry throat and big patches/granules on back of throat. These patches that you describe could be tonsilloliths (also known as tonsil stones). They are not harmful and are simply collections of debris that tend to lodge in the crevices of tonsils. If they are truly bothersome or causing pain, please see primary care physician or ENT. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable feeling in my stomache along with a dry throat. What are some good remedies?

Uncomfortable feeling in my stomache along with a dry throat. What are some good remedies?

Remedies: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat irritation & nausea. A simple way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. ...Read more

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I have a dry throat every night what could be the reason? I normally drinks less water a day

I have a dry throat every night what could be the reason?
I normally drinks less water a day

Mouth Breathing: If you are breathing through your mouth and not your nose will cause dry mouth. It is better for you to drink adequate amounts of water during the day. Get checked for possible allergies and causes of nasal obstruction. Make sure you are getting adequate fluid intake during the day. ...Read more

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Dry throat often. Could yousuggest me as to how to decrease the side effects of radiotherapy?

Dry throat often. Could yousuggest me as to how to decrease the side effects of radiotherapy?

Ask Rad Onc: This is information that your radiation oncologist should be able to help with. This should come from them. ...Read more

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A dry throat has persisted more than 3 weeks. I noticed that there is a little redness. Should I consult a specialist?

A dry throat has persisted more than 3 weeks. I noticed that there is a little redness. Should I consult a specialist?

Start with MD: I would start with your primary doctor. It may be as simple as post nasal drip or heartburn. If unable to help they can send you to ENT. ...Read more

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What to do about dry throat?

What to do about dry throat?

One option: I agree with dr. Seely. Consider gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day & hydrate well. ...Read more

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What should I eat with dry throat?

HYDRATION: Need to drink more water and avoid caffeine or other liqiuds that may make you dry. If dryness persists, see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause dry throat?

Can alcohol cause dry throat?

Alcohol (especially : When taken straight) can irritate the tissues of the throat. ...Read more

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Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

No: A strain is an injury to muscle or tendons. The throat is an internal structure. Two very different things. ...Read more

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Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Opposite: Warm and moist air. Stay in if sick. Try a humidifier. Sips of water. Cough meds not certain to really help. Nose breath. Cover mouth while outdoors ...Read more

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How long does very dry throat that has lots of pheglms, itchy and painful to recover.

How long does very dry throat that has lots of pheglms, itchy and painful to recover.

Throat: Hard to answer from the details. Did you have a cold, a throat infection, acid reflux or allergies? Make sure you hydrate and use salt water gargle ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more